Rental Policy for Carolina Rent a Car

Rental Policy


Rental Vehicles

Age Requirements

Standard Renters are considered to be between the ages of 25 and 80 years old. We can make exceptions if you are between the ages of 21 and 25 if you have your own full-coverage insurance ( Collision deductible $500 or less) that will transfer to our rental vehicle.

Driver's License

A valid U.S. driver's license is required at the time of rental. The rental cannot extend past the expiration date on the driver's license. Foreign travelers are required to have an international driver's license and a native-country-issued driver's license. These must be in English so that we can read them; if not, they will not be accepted.


We accept the following major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB, American Express and Diners Club. We also will accept Visa or MasterCard debit cards if they are issued through a major bank and linked to a checking account. We do not accept pre-paid , internet, or virtual debit cards. Call our office for more details.

Deposit Requirements

Standard deposit is the expected amount of the rental plus $100.00 to $200.00 depending on vehicle requested and how many times you have rented from us . Renters with an out of state drivers license have a $150 deposit. If you are using anything other than a major credit card or a Bank Debit Card, you must call us to make a confirmed reservation. 

Additional Drivers/Underage Drivers

There is a $10.00/day fee for anyone listed as an additional driver. Additional drivers must be present at the time of rental with a valid driver's license to be added to the rental agreement. If the driver is between 21 and 25, there is a $15.00/day underage fee. Underage drivers are required to have their own insurance coverage that will transfer to the rental vehicle.


Carolina Rent A Car does have geographical limitations, so if you are planning on traveling outside the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia or Tennessee, please call our office for current rates and availability. All contracts are assumed NC,SC,GA,VA, or Eastern Tenn travel only unless explicitly stated in writing from us. 

Insurance Requirements

It is always the best practice to contact your local insurance agent and verify if you have adequate coverage on your personal vehicle or if you would need additional coverage from us. Many insurance companies have changed their coverage and how that coverage will transfer to a rental vehicle. If you are underage, you will need proof of full-coverage insurance (liability and collision) at the time of rental. We will call and verify all insurance coverage. You must at least carry Liability Insurance of your own, that we can verify, that will extend to the rental car. If you are renting for a company, church, or commercial entity we will need a commercial insurance policy on file ( Certificate of Insurance or Accord form).

Fuel Options

The customer is required to return the rental vehicle with the same amount of fuel as was noted on the rental agreement and/or condition report at the time of rental. Should the vehicle be returned with less fuel than when rented, the renter will be charged a refueling fee at a premium price above pump price.

Optional Equipment

Carolina Rent A Car also has baby seats and hitch inserts with balls available for rent at an additional charge. Be sure to ask a customer service rep for details, availability and prices.

One-Way Rentals or Dropped Vehicles

Carolina Rent A Car does not allow the vehicle to be returned to any other location than our rental office during normal business hours. Should a vehicle be left/dropped/abandoned anywhere other than our office, the renter will be charged a fee according to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement for this action. If we have to pickup the rental vehicle you will be charged a pickup fee.

Tolls, Fees and Violations

Should the renter incur any parking tickets, violations or any other citations while driving our vehicle, they will be charged the amount of the penalty plus an administrative fee for us having to handle or transfer liability to the responsible party. Carolina Rent A Car currently collects the NC Highway Use tax, city/county Tax, U-Drive It tax, and a license fee. Rates quoted via website may not have all fees and taxes listed, so be sure to print your confirmation for accurate records. We use a 3rd party provider to process our tolls. If you use toll roads you will be charged a $7.95 per day toll usage fee plus the cost of the toll. If you have a toll transponder of your own put in the rental car to pay tolls on your own without using our service. 

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